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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
the release in 1993. >> right, because mandela was their first democratically elected black leader of this country. and it was a very big deal, he is from a smaller tribe, compared to the zula tribe, which is the tribe that the current president belongs to. so it is a momentous occasion, a chance for them to really show they colors. >> james joseph is with us now. the former u.s. ambassador to south africa. good to talk to you, let me take a moment -- appreciate it, thank you so much. >> good to have you with us on al jazeera america. ws of the passing ofhare with the former president. >> well, all of us are saddened, but he had such a successful life, that we have to celebrate his life rather than mourn his death. what are your memories of the man? maybe personal recollections. >> i first met him shortly after he got out of prison, and i remember him as a very personable man, who commanded a presence with a kind of royalty and an elegance even about his humanity. >> i know the basic question is yes, was you can provide some context for us, did you have a sense of the mission, the tas
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
nobel peace prize for it. in 1994 mandela was elected the first black president, and it was also the first vote he was allowed to cast. >> of our hopes and dreams that we have cherished. >> reporter: today, mandela's great granddaughter remembered him. >> the future without madiba. you are in our memory. you tower over the walls leaving streaks of light for us to follow. we salute you. >> one of mandela's most important legacies was the support for truth and reconciliation commission. thousands of victims and perpetrators, black and white, told their stories t t t t t t o highest expectation of the majority. >> but much is still left to be done in the infant democracy. >> he told us that the promises of democracy would not be met overnight, and that the fears of the few would not be allowed to delay th. >> corruption and scandals rampant in the anc political party, and white-owned businesses are in lieu contra-tive partnerships with the investors. the gap between rich and poor is still one of the largest in the world. south africa's struggle would not have been denied by mandela. pre
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
. we're looking at an election year and we have to look at next year as an empty calendar. things will come up for votes be they even look at minimum wage, women's issues, they're going to be messaging bills. when the senate and democrat start to vote on that and it starts to sound good for them. that's what is going to happen. >> sorry, mr. secretary. we're out of town. that brings us to the end of this edition i of inside story. in washington, i'm ray suarez. afghanistan's future grows increasingly uncertain, as years of foreign aid and intervention come to an end. in the jostling for money and power, competing forces are fighting for the wealth buried deep in the hindu kush mountains. that wealth is precious rubies, which fetch a handsome sum, especially when smuggled across the border. i'm steve chow. on this edition of 101 east, we look at the lives of afghan ruby miners who are risking it all chasing crystal dreams.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 11:30am EST
possible. we're looking at an election year and we have to look at next year as an empty calendar. things will come up for votes be they even look at minimum wage, women's issues, they're going to be messaging bills. when the senate and democrat start to vote on that and it starts to sound good for them. that's what is going to happen. >> sorry, mr. secretary. we're out of town. that brings us to the end of this edition i of inside story. in washington, i'm ray suarez. >>> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm del walters, these are the stories we are following for you. >> we will never see the likes of nelson mandela again. >> remembering nelson mandela, leaders from around the world paying tribute to a global icon as south africa says good-bye to the father of a nation. >>> showdown in in iran, a bipartisan group of senators pushing for tougher sanctions as secretary kerry is on the hot seat. >>> an historic announcement at an auto maker as the nation's first female ceo is tapped to run the country. ♪
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